The details we’ve been waiting for!
Vince Gilligan’s “Breaking Bad” movie continues to be shrouded in secrecy but Deadline hears it will air on Netflix and AMC, which also carried Gilligan’s Emmy-winning series.
No one would comment but word is that the two networks may have their roles reversed, with Netflix taking first window and AMC second. The “Breaking Bad” series aired originally on AMC with seasons subsequently made available on Netflix for streaming.
For Netflix and AMC to share the “Breaking Bad” followup is fitting as the two outlets share the credit for the success of the original series. Gilligan acknowledged the streamer’s contribution in his acceptance speech for the series’ first best drama series Emmy win in 2013.
“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” he said back then. “Not only are we standing up here, I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season two. … It’s a new era in television, and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”
I hear the script is being shot as a feature though it has not been determined yet how it will air, as a film or cut into episodes.